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New Submit Aircraft Information Form Completed!

New Submit Aircraft Information Form Completed!

Thanks for everyone’s response in trying to help with research. It is greatly appreciated.   I figured out a better option for those who want to help and those who just want to submit information. I have now coded a new SUBMIT AIRCRAFT INFO link on the website.  http://warbird-central.com/photo-upload/ You can put all the information [...]

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New B-45 Tornado Aircraft Section Added

New B-45 Tornado Aircraft Section Added

Warbird Central has added a new section to the Cold War portion of the website. We have added the B-45 Tornado. Thanks to William (Bill) V. Menkevich from www.47thbombwing.org for surfacing this wonderful strange looking aircraft. The section will be growing as we get more aircraft information and photos! Blue Skies, Paul Krumrei Warbird-Central.com      

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Picture of the week photos wanted!

Picture of the week photos wanted!

  Do you think your photo is great? Well then submit it and get it on our Picture of the Week portion of our website and let thousands see your cool shot! Submit up your photo and details of it here! You can also e-mail your photos to paul@warbird-central.com Hope to see your photos!

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Jeff Harris of P-38 Chino Fame, Passes Away today.

Jeff Harris of P-38 Chino Fame, Passes Away today.

Just finding out that we lost a great pilot today. Jeff Harris from Chino, and famous for flying the P-38, passed away today unexpectedly. No aircraft were involved, I have no details other than we lost a great pilot. R.I.P. Jeff.

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Another Attack! – KILLED!

Another Attack! – KILLED!

Yes, Warbird-Central.com has been a victim once again of a server attack. This time, I have isolated it, so nothing has crashed.   Found it today it as a plugin called Akismet   Anyone using it, remove it now! It is Injecting redirection code into your site! Thanks everyone for your support!   Paul Krumrei [...]

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WWII Aircraft

P-47 video

P-47 video

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Video – B-17 flying fortress defending against fighters World War II

Video – B-17 flying fortress defending against fighters World War II

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44-85829 – B-17G Flying Fortress – “Yankee Lady”

44-85829 – B-17G Flying Fortress – “Yankee Lady”

    Serial #: 44-85829 Construction #: 8738 (-VE) Civil Registration: N3193G Model(s): B-17G Flying Fortress PB-1G Flying Fortres Name: Yankee Lady Status: Airworthy Last info: 2002 History: Manufactured by Lockheeds Vega Division, Burbank, CA, delivered on July 16, 1945. – Accepted by ATC at Burbank, CA, July 16, 1945. – Ferried to the Lockheed Modification Center, Dallas-Love Field, [...]

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44-84786 – F6-D Mustang

44-84786 – F6-D Mustang

    History / Previous Identities: 1945: 8 June – accepted by USAAF 1946: September – 363rd TRS, Brooks Field Texas 1949: sold surplus 1952: Michael Coutches 1963: N5484V (44-73822), Bernard Coski, WA 1966: William Myers (44-84786, 44-73822) 1981: Butch Scroeder purchased project from Myers’ garage and basement Twelve long years of hard work and [...]

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44-40683 – B-24J-175-CO Liberator

44-40683 – B-24J-175-CO Liberator

  Consolidated B-24J-175-CO Liberator (s/n 44-40683) named “Curly Bird” from the 819th BS, 30th BG, 7th AF.

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Vietnam Aircraft

51-12146 – Cessna O-1 Bird Dog

51-12146 – Cessna O-1 Bird Dog

Aircraft Model#:  51-12146 Serial/BuNo#  Cessna O-1 Bird Dog Construction# Name/NoseArt: Civil Registration: Status: MACR: History: April 21,1968 at Hue-Phu Bai Airfield Airman 1st Class Larry Brown – Aircraft Mechanic 19th Tactical Air Support Squadron, attached to 1st Battalion, 101st Airborne Division. Photo Credits: SP4 Jacob E. Hawes References:

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64-0963 – F-4D-25-MC Phantom II

64-0963 – F-4D-25-MC Phantom II

Aircraft Model#:  F-4D-25-MC Phantom II Serial/BuNo#  64-0963 Construction#  c/n 1415 Name/NoseArt: Civil Registration: Status: MACR: History:  AMARC as FP0444 Feb 6, 1990 Photo Credits: References:

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63-8352 – F-105F-1-RE Thunderchief

63-8352 – F-105F-1-RE Thunderchief

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67-0448 – RF-4C-34-MC Phantom – “CAROLINA KANGAROO” “HAVE CAMERA – WILL TRAVEL”

67-0448 – RF-4C-34-MC Phantom – “CAROLINA KANGAROO” “HAVE CAMERA – WILL TRAVEL”

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142218 – A4D-1 Skyhawk

142218 – A4D-1 Skyhawk

  NAS Miramar August 10, 1957. Photographer: Bill Larkins

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Cold War Aircraft

47-011 – B-45A-1-NA Tornado

47-011 – B-45A-1-NA Tornado

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56-0324 – F-101B-80MC

56-0324 – F-101B-80MC

101006 is a CF-101F, c/n 420. It was USAF s/n 56-0324. As an F-101B-80MC, it flew with the 84th FIS and 2nd FIS. After conversion to an F-101F-81-MC, it flew with 84th FIS, 83rd FIS, and 4756th ADWG, with which it suffered a landing accident in 1964. After repair, it flew with the ADWC, then [...]

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57-0246 – F-106A-64-CO – Delta dart

57-0246 – F-106A-64-CO – Delta dart

  57-0246 F-106A-64-CO EDelta dart 186 FIS 120 FIG MT ANG Oct 25 1983 Kowalzyck

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43-52436 – XC-99 – Consolidated

43-52436 – XC-99 – Consolidated

  Aircraft Model#: XC-99 – Consolidated Serial/BuNo# 43-52436 Construction# Name/NoseArt: Civil Registration: Status: MACR: History: Now on display at Kelly AFB. Private funding has been obtained which will make it possible for this plane to be moved to the USAF Museum at WPAFB, OH.Noted Oct 14, 2004 stored at Lackland AFB, TX. Forward fuselage moved to USAF [...]

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56-1287 – F-102A-70-CO Delta Dagger

56-1287 – F-102A-70-CO Delta Dagger

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Latest Aircraft Updates

P-47 video

P-47 video

| December 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

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Video – B-17 flying fortress defending against fighters World War II

Video – B-17 flying fortress defending against fighters World War II

| December 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

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44-85071 – P-80A-1-LO – “Houston Hurricane”

44-85071 – P-80A-1-LO – “Houston Hurricane”

| December 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

  *27th FS (412th FG). *Upgraded to F-80C-11-LO. *10/14/1951: Written off at Barksdale AFB, LA? Repaired? *8/1953: Iowa ANG 174th FS. P-80A in white trim was originally assigned to the 31st Fighter Squadron, 412th FG at March Field, CA. The 412th was the AAF’s first all-jet unit. Group commander COL Bruce K. Holloway lobbied his [...]

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44-85829 – B-17G Flying Fortress – “Yankee Lady”

44-85829 – B-17G Flying Fortress – “Yankee Lady”

| November 25, 2013 | 1 Comment

    Serial #: 44-85829 Construction #: 8738 (-VE) Civil Registration: N3193G Model(s): B-17G Flying Fortress PB-1G Flying Fortres Name: Yankee Lady Status: Airworthy Last info: 2002 History: Manufactured by Lockheeds Vega Division, Burbank, CA, delivered on July 16, 1945. – Accepted by ATC at Burbank, CA, July 16, 1945. – Ferried to the Lockheed Modification Center, Dallas-Love Field, [...]

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New Submit Aircraft Information Form Completed!

New Submit Aircraft Information Form Completed!

| November 21, 2013

Thanks for everyone’s response in trying to help with research. It is greatly appreciated.   I figured out a better option for those who want to help and those who just want to submit information. I have now coded a new SUBMIT AIRCRAFT INFO link on the website.  http://warbird-central.com/photo-upload/ You can put all the information [...]

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44-84786 – F6-D Mustang

44-84786 – F6-D Mustang

| November 4, 2013

    History / Previous Identities: 1945: 8 June – accepted by USAAF 1946: September – 363rd TRS, Brooks Field Texas 1949: sold surplus 1952: Michael Coutches 1963: N5484V (44-73822), Bernard Coski, WA 1966: William Myers (44-84786, 44-73822) 1981: Butch Scroeder purchased project from Myers’ garage and basement Twelve long years of hard work and [...]

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New B-45 Tornado Aircraft Section Added

New B-45 Tornado Aircraft Section Added

| October 31, 2013

Warbird Central has added a new section to the Cold War portion of the website. We have added the B-45 Tornado. Thanks to William (Bill) V. Menkevich from www.47thbombwing.org for surfacing this wonderful strange looking aircraft. The section will be growing as we get more aircraft information and photos! Blue Skies, Paul Krumrei Warbird-Central.com      

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47-011 – B-45A-1-NA Tornado

47-011 – B-45A-1-NA Tornado

| October 31, 2013

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53-3268 – C-118A Liftmaster

53-3268 – C-118A Liftmaster

| October 22, 2013

  C-118A Liftmaster 53-3268 1705 ATG MATS delivered to USAF May 2, 1955. WFU and stored MASDC Feb 1975. Photo taken in 1956

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44-40683 – B-24J-175-CO Liberator

44-40683 – B-24J-175-CO Liberator

| October 21, 2013

  Consolidated B-24J-175-CO Liberator (s/n 44-40683) named “Curly Bird” from the 819th BS, 30th BG, 7th AF.

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